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Henry Koltys is the founder and chairman of the Global Knowledge Fund Foundation.  A lifetime civil rights and disability attorney, he now adjudicates disability cases for the Federal government. Judge Koltys is an expert in mental health, disability law, employment discrimination, family and custody law, and software development.


During his career, Judge Koltys has practiced law as a Federal Judge, Federal Trial Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, corporate counsel, private attorney, and mediator.

Judge Koltys is Chair of InCap Corporation, an AI software company he founded in 1994 to develop AI software tools that empower domain experts to create expert content and AI applications without a programmer. 


Judge Koltys is responsible for the design of the AI tool Catalyst, which he used to create knowledge bases for apps like KidsFirst! and EEOCatalyst.

Since 1987, Judge Koltys has developed AI software that models the decision-making of domain experts for use by non-experts.

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Richard Jackson is an expert in management, customer satisfaction, and software implementation.  While at Oracle Corporation, he was one of 20 elite Customer Success Managers responsible for realigning failing enterprise software implementations.  His representative Fortune 500 clients included Boeing, Wells Fargo, and Kaiser Permanente. 

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Teresa Eddy, RN, LCSW

Teresa Eddy is a Psychiatric Nurse who specializes in addiction and mental health treatment, including suicidal ideation, trauma, schizophrenia, and depression. During her career she has provided individual and group psychotherapy treatment to children, adults, and families. She also taught psychiatric nursing at Ventura Community College and recently retired from Santa Barbara Behavioral Health.

Terri's Master's thesis "Childhood Abuse and Depression and Suicidal Ideation" was based upon years of treating suicidal ideation in children and teens. Terri has a certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a unique, integrative psychotherapy approach adopted by mental health professionals to address causes of trauma. 


Lynne Ellyn is an expert in management, software development, AI, and technology. In 2011 she retired as Senior VP and CIO of DTE Energy, where she managed over 1,200 employees. During her 32 year career in software development and IT, she managed global software deployments and worked at Fortune 100 corporations and start-ups. 


Lynn was a member of IBM's Technical advisory board and the NIST advisory board for the Smart Grid.  Lynne was a board member at the DTE Energy Foundation. the Henry Ford Hospital Foundation, Lighthouse of Oakland County Womens' Shelter, and Detroit Science Center. She also co-chaired the Women's initiative for United Way's early childhood reading program.

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Susan Marantz, MD, MPH

Susan Marantz is a physician and public health expert with Kaiser Permanente.  Susan Marantz has an MD degree from the University of Manitoba, specializing in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Dr. Marantz has a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Dr. Marantz has been involved in clinical research and basic science research throughout her career and she has published in peer-review journals in both the fields of pulmonary medicine and public health


Dr. Marantz has expertise in program development and management in public health and in clinical medicine. In her clinical practice roles, she has served as chief of pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine, and critical care at the Kaiser Santa Rosa facility. She was instrumental in developing programs such as Asthma, sleep medicine, and COPD case management in the early ’90s which are the basis of these programs even today.


She was the Medical Director of “medical programs” for the Illinois Department of Public health from 2001 to 2005. Formerly she was Medical Director of the tuberculosis control division for Cook County Department of Public Health from 2005 to 2014.

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Sallie Olmsted, APR

Sallie Olmsted is a private consultant and recognized strategic corporate communications expert with deep experience in public relations, branding, and narrative creation, crisis and issues management, executive and talent visibility, and image management across business-to-business and consumer-facing programs.  

During her prior tenure as an Executive Vice President at Rogers & Cowan, Sallie worked with clients seeking to integrate entertainment and pop culture with major consumer and technology brands. 


Sallie’s award-winning campaigns have been recognized by PRSA, PRSA-LA, PR News, Hermes Awards, and Bulldog Reporter awards for leadership and outstanding outcomes in media relations, corporate social responsibility, environmental sustainability, entertainment marketing, and event execution.

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Arlene Samen, RN

Arlene Samen is a nurse practitioner with over 40 years of experience in high-risk obstetrics. When she met His Holiness The Dalai Lama in 1997, he asked Arlene to help reduce childbirth and maternal deaths in Tibet.  Arlene responded by founding One H.E.A.R.T. (Health Education and Research in Tibet), a non-profit organization working with the local community to understand the challenges of pregnant women and newborns in remote settings. 

Arlene learned the local traditions, religious tenets, and cultural beliefs of women giving birth in Tibet.  She developed a culturally sensitive, comprehensive, and collaborative model to reduce the risk of maternal and infant mortality. The H.E.A.R.T. mission was to train local health providers, community members, families, and mothers in safe birthing practices and to provide them with a safe and clean place to give birth.  In 2009, after reducing deaths during unattended home births in Tibet by 75%, Arlene changed her focus to Nepal. 


Allen Tien, MD, MPH

Allen Tien is a psychiatrist and founder of mdlogix, who has spent his entire career dedicated to advancing healthcare with over 30 years professional experience as a clinical and research psychiatrist. He has contributed significantly to developments in the field of health sciences informatics, including innovations in clinical research, team workflow automation, and behavioral health screening and tracking. In 1997, he founded mdlogix to provide researchers, clinicians, and patients with the technologies, tools, and practices they need to improve healthcare outcomes. 

In 1997, he founded mdlogix to provide researchers, clinicians, and patients with the technologies, tools, and practices they need to improve healthcare outcomes.

As President and Chief Science Officer at mdlogix, Allen has overseen the development of a portfolio of enterprise-level software products that address the clinical and research data collection and workflow integration needs of organizations across the U.S. and abroad. Allen earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and his Masters in Health Science from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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